We have a fleet of single and double kayaks and stand up paddle boards available for hire giving you the opportunity to explore this scenic area at your own pace. Rent a kayak or paddle board from our waterfront location at Bonnie Vale picnic grounds, with direct access to the Port Hacking River.

Our fleet of kayaks and paddle boards is huge, so usually it is fine to take a chance and show up without a booking, but we recommend checking that we are open before you make the trip. CLICK HERE to check if we will be open. Payments for hire are not required until the day.


1 Hour

Half Day
(4 hrs)

Full Day
(8 hrs)

Single Kayak




Double Kayak




Paddle Board (standard)

Paddle Board (delux epoxy) 







Enclosed Cockpit Single Sea Kayak




  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • Water (we recommend at least a litre per 2 hours on the water)

  • Sunglasses (best only worn kayaking as plenty of pairs have been lost when paddle boarding)

  • Dry Change of Clothes (you’ll get wet from splashes)

Optional Gear:

  • Swimming costume

  • Camera/phone (waterproof recommended)

  • Picnic Lunch

  • Sunscreen

  • Towel

  • A large plastic bag (to put all of your gear in to keep it dry. Water proof bags are also available for purchase or hire)

  • Sunglasses (best only worn kayaking as plenty of pairs have been lost when paddle boarding)

Please note that we do not take any responsibility for loss or damage of gear

Kayaks: Stable sit on top style kayaks are used in our hire fleet. Sit on top kayaks are the most preferred and safest type of kayak for this area. We have both single and double kayaks available for hire. Single kayaks can carry weights up to 130kg. Our double kayaks are suitable for 2 people and also have an extra centre seat for a small child and a carrying capacity of 200kg. Backrests can be fitted to both the double and single kayaks for extra comfort if preferred. Kayaks have on deck storage area and dry bags are available for hire. 

The kayaks are Australian made by the crew at Australis. We have been using their kayaks in our fleet since 2000 and find them to be the most durable on the market.

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP): Our SUP boards are 11’4” ,super stable and in a choice of the popular soft deck style (standard) or epoxy (delux). They travel along at a great pace in the water and are suitable for beginners through to experienced paddlers.


Kayaking: You will get wet when paddling from splashes and your feet will get wet when getting in and out of the kayak. Comfortable lightweight clothes (no jeans) are best, a hat and plastic shoes/thongs or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. Bring your swimming costume if you would like to enjoy a swim. Pack a light weight wet weather jacket in case of rain and a fleece if it is expected to be cool.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: You will get wet from splashes and you will get even wetter if you fall in! We recommend wearing swimming costumes or light weight shorts and a t-shirt. Shoes are not necessary.

Usually it is fine just to show up and hire on the spot, paying either by credit card or VISA. But if doing this it is important that you check our home page for details of any closures due to weather or otherwise.

Bookings can also be made via the Book Now link above

No paddling experience is required – beginners are welcome! All participants must be able to swim and be in reasonably fit condition. We also love having kids aboard and welcome children of all ages providing they are accompanied by an adult

We occasionally need to cancel activities due to bad weather forecasts or other unforeseeable events. We will notify of any closures  on our home page usually by 7am on day of closure. If you have pre-booked an activity, please be sure check to see if any closures have been posted before making your trip to Bundeena. If your activity is cancelled, we do not give refunds but allow 1 year to rebook. Please just email us following any cancellation to rebook your activity. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule a pre-paid activity, please do note that our standard fees will apply. See Terms & Conditions

Popular paddling destinations and approximate time taken for return trip. Note that weather conditions, in particular tide and wind will effect paddling time. These times are based on paddling in kayaks. Stand up paddle boarding would take longer. 

  • Simpson’s Bay

  • Cabbage Tree Basin – 2 hours return * only accessible when tide height over 1.5 metres and best accessed on run in tide

  • Cabbage Tree Creek – 2.5 hour return * only accessible when tide height over 1.5 metres and best accessed on run in tide

  • Darook Park – 1.5 hour return

  • Gunnamatta / Cronulla Ferry Wharf – 2 hour return

  • Burraneer Bay – 2 hours return

  • Fisherman’s Bay – 1.5 hour return

  • Deeban Sand-spit – 1 hour return

  • Dolans Bay – 2 hours return

  • Warrumbul – 3 hours return

  • Audley – 6 hours return *best planned 2-3 hours before high tide 

  • Grays Point – 5 hour return *best planned 2-3 hours before high tide

  • South West Arm end – 4-5 hours return *best planned 2 hours before high tide

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